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Mercer Law School Team Wins Buffalo Moot Court Competition

A team from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law won the Buffalo Criminal Law Society’s 13th Annual Herbert Wechsler Moot Court Competition, held April 2 at the Buffalo City Court courthouse in downtown Buffalo, N.Y.

The Mercer team of second-year students Matt Shoemaker and Dodson Strawbridge was coached by third-year student Tyler Oldenburg, Michael Mattox, director of development for the law school, and Professor Tim Floyd.

First year student Sarah Phaff wins Hugh Lawson award

First year Mercer law student Sarah Phaff recently won the Hugh Lawson Moot Court competition at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. The annual competition, held this year on March 25 during Law Day, is awarded to a first-year student who most effectively argues before a panel of Mercer Law School alumni judges and the third-year student who formerly received the award.

Mercer Law Frederick Douglass Team Places Third in Nation in NBLSA Moot Court Competition!

The Frederick Douglass Moot Court team, consisting of Antoine Bostic (3L) and Clayton Eichelberger (2L), won second runner up out of over 100 teams across the nation at the 43rd Annual NBLSA Convention.  This is the third year in a row that Mercer Law BLSA has been awarded for their outstanding performance at the regional and/or national levels in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. This year’s team was coached by Louise Emeagi-Smith and Christi Thornton, the 2009-2010 Frederick Douglass team.

Mercer’s Black Law Student Association Places in Regional Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to Mercer Law Students Antoine Bostic and Clayton Eichelberger, who advanced out of the Southern Region of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition and will be competing in the National Competition in Houston, Texas.

Mercer Law Students Emilie Leech and Craig Cooper Reach Regional Final in ABA Client Counseling Competition

Congratulations to the Mercer Counselors! At the recent ABA Southeast Regional Client Counseling Competititon held at Emory Law School, Emilie Leech and Craig Cooper advanced to the championship round and lost in a tight split decision to Nova. This is the sixth time in the last six years that Mercer teams have advanced to the regional championship round in the ABA competition. Next year, Mercer will host the regionals for the ABA.


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